"Il n'est pas inutile de noter que des prosateurs et des penseurs parmi les plus engageants de ces dernières décennies enseignent presque tous outre-Atlantique. Depuis les campus de New York, de l'UCLA ou d'Albuquerque, ils jardinent le vaste monde, étreignent leurs semblables, mêlent les genres et inventent les rêves habitables pour demain."
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"It is not insignificant to point out that the most engaging writers and thinkers of recent decades have by and large been teaching in North America. From the campuses of New York, UCLA, and Albuquerque, they have been cultivating the larger world, embracing their communities, mixing genres and inventing livable dreams for tomorrow.
- Abdourahman A. Waberi in Pour une littérature-monde
Our undergraduate program emphasizes the development of students' language proficiency within a cultural and communicative context. The major and minor promote the understanding of the intellectual, literary and cultural heritages of the French speaking world through a broad range of courses in French and Francophone literature, culture and cinema. Drawing on critical and analytical tools from a variety of intellectual domains, and using an interdisciplinary and cultural studies approach, our upper division courses provide a comprehensive training in French and Francophone studies to prepare students for a variety of careers, including international jobs and graduate school.
Our program has much to offer students whose scholarly interests encompass European history and philosophy, cinema, international studies, and gender and postcolonial studies. Jointly led by students and faculty, organizations and events such as the French Club, French Conversation Hour, summer trips to France, film screenings, lectureships and field trips, as well as opportunities for study abroad, all enhance students' awareness of French and Francophone cultures. Undergraduates can also obtain a minor in French.
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in French.
Undergraduate Advisor - Stephen Bishop